The Pride of Surrey Council Installation Meeting

The Installation meeting of the Pride of Surrey Council No 168 took place in March when our District Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, Ill.Comp. David Thompson, PGSwdB, made an Executive Visit to his own Council. Also present was Ill.Comp. Peter Kipps, PGCondC, Deputy District Grand Master, who kindly assisted as our Chaplain.

The Pride of Surrey Council Installation Meeting After the Council was opened the Assistant District Grand Director of Ceremonies, Ill.Comp. Alan Boniface, was admitted and advised the Thrice Illustrious Master, Ill.Comp. Tim Ford, that the Illustrious District Grand Principal Conductor of the Work was in the ante room and demanded admission to the Council. Ill.Comp. David Thompson entered in procession with the Provincial team and was welcomed by the Thrice Illustrious Master. The District Grand Principal Conductor of the Work was saluted with 5 times 9 under the direction of the Assistant District Grand Director of Ceremonies.

The District Principal Conductor of the Work spoke about what was happening in Grand Council and the District and congratulated Ill.Comp. Tony Laird on his forthcoming appointment to Grand Mancipal. The District Principal Conductor of the Work introduced the Provincial team, took the minutes and vacated the Chair. A ballot was taken for Comp. William Fuller, a past member of Chelsea Council No 72. This proved in his favour and Companion Bill was welcomed into the Council by the Thrice Illustrious Master.

The next item on the agenda was to Install Comp. Steve Jones as Thrice Illustrious Master. Ill.Comp. Chris Eley was invited to act as Deputy Master, Ill.Comp. Barry Northmore to continue to act as Principal Conductor of the Work, and Ill.Comp. Tony Laird to act as Steward.

The Pride of Surrey Council Installation Meeting Ill.Comp. Tim Ford installed Comp. Steve Jones as Thrice Illustrious Master for the year in an excellent manner. Comp. Jonathan Knopp was appointed and invested as the Deputy Master and Comp. Steve Wigmore was appointed and invested as the Principal Conductor of the Work.

After the customary photographs and a few drinks in the bar, the Companions of the Pride of Surrey Council and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable festive board at the Sutton Masonic Centre.

The Pride of Surrey Council Installation Meeting The Pride of Surrey Council Installation Meeting
Article and photographs by Chris Eley


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